Saturday, June 6, 2015

Thank God For Home Towns!




Where I live we have a river that runs by our town. Along the edge of this river is an island. Several years ago that island was developed into a recreation spot. Where once all you saw was weeds and various vegetation growing, you now see soccer fields, baseball fields, an amphitheater, fishing pond, walking path, picnic areas, and a skate park. I am so grateful to those who had the foresight to turn this island into a wonderful sports complex. Very seldom do you go to the island that someone isn't using  one or all of these various areas. The skate park is a favorite with the tweens and teens. So when I saw this lovely image from THE PAPER SHELTER called "Cool Skater" I thought of our island. 
I added the die cut from Poppy Stamps and the roses from WOC to create a look of the skater resting in the the shade after skating. The sentiment is from Sweet and Sassy. I thought it fit this card perfectly. I will send this card on to one of the teens at church. I hope you enjoy this card and that you will pop on over to The Paper Shelter and check out the lovely digi stamps available. You may find one that touches something in your life! 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Carrie Underwood
"Thank God For Hometowns"
Yesterday I got a call
Someone I didn’t know at all had passed away
Mama said, "Yeah you know him
You went to school with both his kids
They lived out on Prescott lane"
She said, "You should’ve seen the line
Mrs. Johnson said to tell you 'Hi'"
Thank God for hometowns
And all the love that makes you go round
Thank God for the county lines that welcome you back in
When you were dying to get out
Thank God for Church pews
And all the faces that won’t forget you
Cause when you’re lost out in this crazy world
You got somewhere to go and get found
Thank God for hometowns

10 comments:

Becky said...

What a cute image, which you colored beautifully. And love the vines and flowers, very creative.

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice card and love the image!!!

Kuni said...

Beautiful card.
Thnaks for joining us at the stempelsonnen challenge.
Hugs
Kuni

Beth Brovold said...

Oh my word this is such a beautiful card...I'm sure that the recipient will adore it! What a fabulous read as well...thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy!
Take care,
Beth

cass said...

Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week for our "Anything Goes" challenge

Tina said...

Superschön sieht das aus.
Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der Stempelsonnenchallenge.
Liebe Grüße
Tina

Anet van Zyl said...

Gorgeous card Patty Sue. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards. We would love to see you again ... Anet DT x

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Just LOVE your scene....the trailing flowers was the icing! Oh yes, someone had a vision to make this an awesome area for everyone, not just apartments or businesses....kudos to the developers of your community!

Jennifer {jennifer-g} said...

Wow what a cool scene with those vines and flowers hanging down! Awesome! Thanks for joining us at Simply Papercraft this time around, hope to see you again!
Jennifer, DT

Faith A said...

Love how you have put this together, a lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!